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.MINUTES 

of the 

49th Annual Session 

of the 




Held With the 

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Waxhaw 7 N. C, 

Thursday before the Second Sunday in 




COMPILED BY J. H- INGRAM 



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MINUTES 



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49th Annual Session 

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Held With the 
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Waxhaw, N. C, 

Thursday before the Second Sunday in 




COMPILED' BY J. H. INGRAM 



IW The next session will convene with the First Baptist Church 
Norwood, Stanly Co., N. C, Thursday before the 2nd Sunday in October, 
1923, 10 A. M. 



OFFICERS 

Rev W G Flake, Moderator 

Rev R W Alsobrooks, Vice-Moderator 

Bro J H Ingram, Recording Secretary 

S S Craig, Corresponding Secretary 

W Barringer, Treasurer 

Rev S S Thomas, Auditor 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Revs Dr Allen, D. D., R W Alsobrooks, W G Flake, T M Medley, W M 
Crump, S S Thomas, R H L Crockett, T R Richardson. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

W Barringer, C A Snuggs, J H Ingram, J W Perry, H E Craig 



ROLL OF MINISTERS 

Rev Dr R Allen, Monroe, N C 

" R W Alsobrooks, Ansonville, N 

" WG Flake, Norwood, 

" R H L Crockett, Wadesboro 

" S S Thomas, Wadesboro 

" BC Crawford, Mineral Springs 

" W M Crump, Wadesboro, 

" S Brooks, Ansonville, 

" AC McLendon, Ansonville 

ROLL OF ORDAINED MINISTERS 

Rev T R Richardson, Rockingham, N C 

" J E P Little, Wadesboro 

" B C Crawford, Mineral Springs " 

" J C Massey, Waxhaw 

■' S S Thomas. Wadesboro 

" R H L Crockett, Wadesboro 

" Chas Pemberton, Mt. Gilead 

" W M Crump, Wadesboro " 

" AC McLendon, Ansonville 

" S Brooks, Ansonville 

" L T Allen, Porter, 

" J A Craig, Monroe 

" J W Lockhart, Monroe 

" K W Wall, Norwood 

" Dr. Allen, D. D., Rev L W Ingram 

ROLL OF LICENTIATES 

L M Dunlap, Lilesville, N C Primus McLendon, Ansonville, N C 

W I Leak, Wadesboro, " Robert Cochran, Wadesboro " 

L W Watkins, Norwood " H C Carpenter, Norwood 

H S Hyatt, Norwood " V C Burns, Norwood 

C L Lindsey, Wadesboro " C C Craig, Waxhaw 

Fred Gamble, Waxhaw " A P Perry, Monroe 

W M Mask, Wadesboro " S S Stanback, B J Christian 



PROCEEDINGS 



Forty-ninth annual session of the Yadkin-Philadelphia 
Baptist Association held with Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 
Waxhaw, N. C, Thursday before the second Sunday in 
October, 1922^0ct. 5th. 

The Association met on the above named date and 
in the Waxhaw Baptist Church. 

The house was called to order by the former Modera- 
tor, Rev. Dr. Allen, D. D., about 12:30 p. m. 

The gentleman assigned to preach the opening sermon 
being absent, Rev A C McLendon and Bro H C Carpenter 
were selected to preach the annual sermon. 

Bro H C Carpenter introduced the service by using 
hymn "I love thy kingdom Lord, the house of thine 
abode," &c. Bro A C McLendon read the 3rd chapter 
1st Epistle of John. Rev Threadgill led in prayer. 2nd 
hymn No. 628 was lined by Bro Carpenter. The Mod- 
erator introduced the speaker — A C McLendon. Rev. 
McLendon took for a text Matt. 22:42. His outline : 
"What think ye of Christ, whose son is he." Rev Mc- 
Lendon preached a very helpful, inspiring sermon to all 
who heard it. 

H C Carpenter lined "must Jesus bear the cross alone," 
etc., after which read the text with some very strong 
remarks. Rev S S Thomas led in prayer. 

While Rev P F Long chanted a sweeter peace by 
name "Blessed Jesus guide me," &c, H C Watkins and 
White Barringer came forward and lifted a collection 
amounting to $7.00. The Association adjourned for din- 
ner. 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

Thursday afternoon session the Association assembled 
promply at 2:30 p. m., the Moderator presiding in the 
chair. Praise services were conducted by Rev J C Mas- 
sey, C C Craig. Rev Massey lined hymn No. 800. C C 
Craig read the 23 Division of Psalms. Bro S S Craig led 







in prayer. Rev J C Massey chanted a peace by name 
have faith in the Lord," etc. 

Rev Dr. Allen declared the house ready for business. 
The churches and delegates were enrolled. 

Pleasant Hill— J T Tyson, H C Watkins 

Pee Dee — John Crump 

Red Hill— A M Tyson 

Thomasville — W Barringer 

Mt. Pleasant— Not present 

Olive Grove — Ollie Leak 

Moore's Grove — By letter 

1st Baptist Church, Wadesboro — P L Tillman 

1st " " Norwood — C A Snuggs 

Henderson Grove— By letter 

Garris Grove — Not present 

E. Macedonia— H A Pond 

Lilly Grove— H A Pond 

Philadelphia— W P Perry 

Red Level— J B Byrd 

W. Macedonia —Alonza Belk 

Piney Grove — S S Craig, H C Craig 

Antiock — D A Covington 

Mt. Nebo— N Miller 

Red Branch — C Brown, John Flow 

After the churches and delegates were enrolled, a 
committee of 7 were appointed to nominate officers. 
The committee went out and in a short while submitted 
the following report : 

Rev W G Flake, Moderator 

Rev R W Alsobrooks, Vice-Moderator 

J H Ingram. Secretary 

S. S. Craig, Correspond Secretary 

W Barringer, Treasurer 

Rev S S Thomas, Auditor 

The report of the committee was read and adopted. 

The Committee : W BarringerJ T Tyson, C A Snuggs, 
John Crump, C O Brown, H A Craig, H A Pond 

On motion the Moderator's annual address go in the 
hands of a committee, and be put in the minutes in honor 
to his former service. 



The Association adjourned. Sung doxology. Bene- 
diction by Rev A C McLendon. 

THURSDAY NIGHT SESSION 

Promptly at 7:30 p. m., the Association re-assembled 
with the Moderator presiding. Time of preaching hav- 
ing arrived, Rev J W Hawkins ascended the rostrum, 
accompanied by Rev C A Threadgill. Rev Threadgill 
introduced the service, using hymn No. 800. Rev J W 
Hawkins read 16th chapter St. Mark. Rev P F Long 
led in prayer. Second selection No. 762. The Modera- 
tor, Rev W G Flake introduced the speaker, Rev I W 
Hawkins to preach a doctrinal sermon. Rev Hawkins 
chose bis text from the above named book, 11:30. His 
outline : The baptism of John — was it from heaven or 
of men ? Rev Hawkins preached a live, long sermon 
with great impression on all who heard it. 

Rev R H L Crockett closed the services with a fervent 
prayer; after which a collection was taken, amounting 
to $7.00, followed with a welcome address by Rev S W 
Fulwood, the pastor of the Presbyterian Church. In the 
absence of the pastor of the church, in which we are 
now convened, the extended welcome was injoyed by 
the delegation largely. Rev Dr. Allen in a very delight- 
ful manner and way, accepted the address of welcome. 

Rev Vanputten was extended a seat of welcome with 
us. He came forward and spoke good words of en- 
couragement. His words were enjoyed. The Associa- 
tion adjourned. Sung doxology, and benediction by 
Rev S S Thomas. 

FRIDAY MORNING SESSION 

At 9:30 the Moderator called the house to order. Praise 
services were conducted by Rev C H Pemberton and 
B C Crawford. E C Crawford lined hymn No. 228. Revc 
H Pemberton read 7th chapter of St. Mark. After some 
strong comments on the lesson, Rev L T Allen led in 
prayer. The Moderator then declared the house ready 



for business. The minutes of Thursday's session were 
read and approved. On motion a contribution be ex- 
tended to Rev Dr. Allen, in honor for former services. 
Motion was adopted. 

The devotional committee made the following report: 
R H L Crockett to fill the stand at 11 o'clock a. m., ac- 
companied by Rev P F Long. The Association then ad- 
journed for 10 minutes. At 11 a. m., Rev P F Long as- 
ascended the pulpit, accompanied by Rev C H Pember- 
ton in lieu of R H L Crocket. Rev C H Pemberton intro- 
duced the services by using hymn No. 231. Rev L T 
Allen led in prayer. Hymn No. 715. The Moderator in- 
troduced the speaker in the person of Rev P F Long. 
Rev Long chose his text from the 1st book of Exodus 
4:2. His outline : What is that in thine hand ? Subject 
used : What you got. Rev Long preached a spirited 
heart-felt sermon, and was highly enjoyed by all who 
heard it. Rev Pembertion sang "On Jordans stormy 
banks I stand," &c. Rev W H Home led in prayer. Rev 
W H Home and W M Richardson came forward and 
lifted a collection amounting to $5.00; after which Rev 
P F Maloy came forward and spoke to the Association 
in regard to his line of books for sale, &c. 

Rev J W Hawkins made remarks in regard to the ladies 
of Piney Grove prepairing dinner, &c. The Association 
adjourned. Doxology. Benediction by Rev P F Long. 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

At 2 p. m. the Association re-assembled, with the 
Moderator presiding. Praise services were conducted 
by Revs L T Allen and C C Craig. C C Craig lined hymn 
No. 762. L T Allen read the 8th chapter St. Matt. J T 
Tyson led in prayer. Moderator pronounced the house 
open and ready for business. Then Rev P F Maloy 
came before the Association to speak in regard to the 
Linwood School and grounds. Rev Maloy said great 
things in his lecture, and was highly enjoyed by the As- 
sociation at large. 



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The devotional committee reported the following : 
Rev W H Home filled the stand at 7:30 p. m., accom- 
panied by J C Massey. The Association adjourned. Sung 
doxology. Benediction by the Moderator. 

FRIDAY NIGHT SESSION 

At 7:30 p. m., the Association re-assembled, with the 
Moderator presiding in the chair. Praise services were 
conducted by John Perry. Hymn No. 223 was sung. 
Bro S S Craig led in prayer. Second hymn No. 294. 
Rev W H Home ascended the pulpit, accompanied by 
Rev L T Allen, who lined hymn No. 155. Rev W H Home 
read 20th division of Psalms of David. Rev J W Haw- 
kins led in prayer. The Moderator introduced the 
speaker in the person of Rev W H Home. His text was 
taken from the 1st book of Joshua 1:2. "Arise and go 
over this Jordan," etc. Rev Home preached a heart- 
felt, touching sermon, and was full of good thoughts, 
and made a great impression on all who heard it. Bros 
J W Perry and P L Tillman lifted a collection amounting 
to $3.52. Sung doxology. Benediction by Rev W H Home. 

SATURDAY MORNING SESSION 

At 9:30 the Moderator called the house to order. 
Praise services were conducted by Rev J W Hawkins 
and L M Dunlap. Rev Hawkins lined hymn No. 402. 
L M Dunlap read the 12th chapter Paul's letter to He- 
brews. Rev J W Hawkins led in prayer. The Modera- 
tor declared the house ready for business. Minutes 
of Friday's session was read and approved. 

After the Moderator asked the several commit- 
tees to finish up their several works, the committees all 
retired, and after a long stay out, ..was ordered in, in 
order to adjourn for dinner. The committees came 
in and were seated. Rev T R Richardson lined hymn 
No. 522. Then read 7th chap. St. Matt. Prayer. 
A song was sung. Subject : "What are you doing in here 
without your garment on ?" etc. Revs J C Massey and 
I W Lockhart took a collection, amounting to $3.95. 
Sung doxology. Benediction by Rev T R Richardson. 



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SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

Promptly at 2 o'clock the Association re-assembled, 
with the Moderator in the chair. Praise services were 
conducted by Rev R W Alsobrooks. Sung "Must Jesus 
bear the cross alone and all the world go free," etc. 
Read the 13 chapter of Romans. Prof F M Fitch led in 
prayer. After which the Moderator arose and pro- 
nounced the house ready for business. Then he stated 
that Prof F M Fitch would have the attention of the As- 
sociation for a short while to speak to us on Linwood 
school question. Prof F M Fitch said many good things 
in his lecture that made our hearts burn while he talked 
with us along the lines of the Linwood school, and what 
he said was highly endorsed; after which a committee 
was appointed to attend a meeting that was to meet in 
Charlotte on Tuesday, the 10th of October, 1922. Dele- 
gates : Revs W F Flake, S S Thomas, Dr Allen, J H In- 
gram, Miss Viola Craig. 

SATURDAY NIGHT SESSION 

At 8 P. M. the Association re-assembled, with Modera- 
tor presiding. Time for preaching having arrived, Revs 
C H Pemberton and H C Carpenter ascended the rostrum. 
Praise services were conducted by the Moderator. Sing- 
ing "What are you doing in here without your garment 
on ?" etc. Elder S S Bennett of the M E Zion Church 
led in prayer. After which the field missionary report- 
ed. He received on his commission $4.00, which was 
devided between two — himself and sister Laura McLen- 
don, On motion Bro H C Carpenter be our field mis- 
sionary on this end of the field, and Bro B C Crawford 
on the west end. After which H C Carpenter lined hymn 
No. 402. The Moderator introduced Rev C H Pember- 
ton, who chose for his text Isaiah 53. His outline : He 
shall see of the travel of his soul and shall be satisfied. 
Rev Pemberton preached a heart-felt sermon, and was 
enjoyed by all who heard it. Bro H C Carpenter sang 
"Must jesus bear the cross alone and all the world go 
free," &c. Bro W S Caldwell led in prayer. Rev S S 



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Bennett came forward and lifted a collection, amounting 
to $10.00. This collection was given to the church as a 
contribution. 

After which a vote of thanks was extended to the good 
people of Waxhaw and Piney Grove for their kindness 
and great care towards us while here in session. 

The Association adjourned. Sung doxology. Bene- 
diction by the Moderator. 

SUNDAY MORNING 

At 11:30 Rev Dr R Allen, D. D., ascended the rostrum, 
accompanied by Rev S S Thomas to preach the mission- 
ary semion. Rev Thomas introduced the services by 
lining hymn No. 801. Rev J C Massey read 7th chapter 
St. Mark. Rev May Morrow led in prayer. Second hymn 
No. 800. Rev Dr. Allen chose his text Matt. 1:13. Sub- 
ject : Straight is the gate and narrow the way, etc. 

Dr R Allen preached a powerful sermon, and it made 
a deep impression on a large congregation. Rev S S 
Thomas closed with a few strong remarks. Rev Pem- 
berton led in prayer. A collection was taken amounting 
to $14.35. Sung doxology. Benediction by Rev. Dr.Allen. 

REV. W. G. FLAKE, Moderator 

J. Ii. INGRAM, Secretary 



COMMITTEES MAKE THEIR REPORT 

After which the committees reported. 

We, your committee on resolutions, ask leave to 
report : We recommend that each officer be elected 
by acclamation and not by committee. 2nd. That the 
Constitution be compiled and attached to back of the 
minutes. 3rd. That the Association continue on Thurs- 
day and close on Saturday. 
Respectfully yours 
Revs S S Thomas, C C Craig, N Miller 

j H Ingram, R Alsobrooks, Committee 



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We, your committee on State of Country, ask leave to 
report : In looking over this, our country, the great 
nations, we find men and things almost at sea in the 
Southland, in the midst of the cotton king, the bollwee- 
vil erie. It is stated that all of the August crop of cot- 
ton has been destroyed by this God-sent pest. This 
should bring us nearer to our Lord and master. 

2nd. Amidst us there is great and heart-felt grief in 
the country, because of lynching men of primitive minds 
are still holding to that rebelious practice. The Church 
is asking all the people in all the churches to fight to 
combat against this great evil. 

There has been a great country-wide strike among 
the people of the Union, which stand now settled, though 
conditions and things suffered much when it was on. 
This evil aimed at our defeat, but it was dethroned in 
spite of its strong efforts to win. 

We see nothing visible in reach coming out from our 
countries respective to churches to aid us as a nation; 
therefore, let us tie closer to the churches of our Lord 
and master in this combat. Repectfully yours, 
Revs S S Thomas, R W Alsobrooks, 

S S Craig, L M Dunlap, J. B. Byrd. Committee 

We, your committee on Education, beg leave to sub- 
mit the following report : Whereas, we are living in a 
progressive age, when improvements are being made 
along all lines of religious, social and educational; realiz- 
ing as a denomination the competition that surrounds 
us on every side, if we keep pace with the other demina- 
tions and possess the land, the men and women of our 
denomination, upon whose shoulders the burden rests, 
must be better prepared for the work. We therefore 
recommend that this Association go on record as one, 
being willing to do anything to help the boys and girls 
in its bounds to enter some school and prepare them 
selves for life's duties. 2nd. That a special donation be 
made to such persons who wish to enter school as a pay- 
ment on their school tuition. Respectfully submitted, 
P L Tillman, Revs J W Hawkins, L T Allen, 

C Brown, Revs W H Home, R Allen, Com. 



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We, your committee on Obituary, submit the following 
report : We have canvassed the letters of the several 
churches, and find that our ranks have been broken by 
the great hand of death. We are unable to obtain the 
names of our deceased ones; we therefore commend 
that we bow our heads in silence to Him who doeth all 
things well. Yours, Revs C H Pemberton, 

Allie Leak, J T Burns, B C Crawford, Com. 

Committee on Place— We, your committee on Place, beg leave to re- 
port: We recommend that the next annual session be held with the 1st 
Baptist Church, Norwood, Stanly Co., N. C, convening Thursday at 10 
o'clock A. M.., and closing Saturday at 11 A. M. 

Respectfully, H C Carpenter, Rev L T Allen, H C Watkins, Committee. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES— W. Barringer, J H Ingram, C A Snuggs, J W 
Perry, H E Craig, 

After committees were appointed, Rev J W Brew was extended a seat 
of welcome with us. He came forward and said fatherly words 
of encouragement, which were enioyed by Association largely. After all 
committees had reported, we adjourned. Sung doxology. Benediction 

by the Moderator. 




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The Finance Committee reported the following 

Received from churches $86.70 

Old Treasurer 39.75 

Collection 26.47 





152.92 




A grand total 


$86.50 






$66.42 




Disbursement — Paid Moderator 


$ 8.00 




Vice- 


3.00 




Secretary 


12.00 




Assist. Secretary 


3.00 




Treasurer 


3.00 




Auditor 


4.00 




Delegate 


7.50 




Bob Colson 


5.00 




Piney Grove Church 


15.00 




Lilly Grove Church 


5.00 




Olive Grove Church 


5.00 




Printing Programs 


3.00 




Pleasant Hill church 


5.00 




Charity Dunlap 
Delegate to Charlotte 


3.00 




5.00 




Total, 


$86.50 




Balance in Treasury 


$66.42 




Printing and compiling minutes 


49.00 




Balance in Treasury 


$17.42 




W Barringer, C A Snuggs 


, H A Ponds, 


Committee 



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STATISTICAL TABLE 



CHURCHES 


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Pleasant Hill 


1871 
1872 
1872 
1868 

. 


27 
6 
13 

7 

13 
5 

3 

2 

4 
7 
3 


1 


n 
3 


300 
160 
167 
168 

73 
52 
31 

102 
70 
30 
20 
24 
5C 


9 30 
12 00 
6 00 

10 00 
5 00 
5 25 

1 00 

3 50 

4 £0 
4 00 
3 00 

2 00 

2 40 

3 00 


5100 
3500 
3000 
1500 

2500 
1600 
1500 
950 
1500 

3000 

1000 
1000 

950 


4th 
3rd 
2nd 
2nd 
3rd 
2-4 
1st 
2nd 
4th 
2nd 

1-3 

2-4 
2-4 

1 




Pee Dee 

Red Hill 


7 

3 
2 

1 


13 




Thomasville . 
Mt. Pleasant 




1st B.C. Wadesboro.. 
1st " Norwood. 
Olive Grove . 


1872 
1892 
1896 

1873 


16 


Henderson Grove 

E. Macedonia ._ 
Garris Grove 




Moore's Grove... 
Lilly Grove 


1888 
1882 
1876 
1877 




Mt. Nebo .. . _ . .. 




Piney Grove . 




Red Branch. 




Antioch .. 




Red Level . . 

W. Macedonia ... 


1906 
1871 




Philadelphia. 





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CONSTITUTION. 

Article 1. This Association shall be known as the Yadkin Philadelphia 
Missionary Baptist Association of North Carolina. 

Art. 2nd. This Association shall be composed of regular Baptist 
churches, ministers and delegates in good standing and full practice of 
the doctrines and practices of the faith, discipline and ordinances of the 
regular denomination. 

Art. 3rd. The officers of this Association shall be a Moderator, Vice- 
Moderator, Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor and 
Executive Board. Their duties respectively shall be such as are com- 
monly exercised by these officers until their successors are chosen. 

Art. 4th. The object of this Association shall be to build up Baptist 
churches in its bounds, foster the educational and spiritual work of its 
members, and to co-operate with the State Convention in doing home 
mission work and thus help take the world for Christ. 

Art. 5th. This Association shall meet annually, and shall be. com- 
posed of not more than three delegates from each church, with a letter 
containing 10 cents per capita of its membership, and giving condition of 
the church and membership of the church. The said meeting shall con- 
vene on Thursday at HA. M., before the 2nd Sunday in October, with 
an annual sermon, and continue until the business of the Association is 
completed. 

Art. 6th. All visiting ministers who are in good standing in their 
churches, and corresponding delegates, shall be welcome to seats among 
us to give counsel but not vote. Voting shall be done only by the dele- 
gates and ministers of the Association. 



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